Davido, Tekno, Wizkid in fierce battle for BET Awards

Posted on May 16 2017 , at 08:42 pm
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  • They come up against AKA and Nasty C for the award.

Tekno, Mr. Eazi and Wizkid are nominated in the category

This year’s edition of the BET Awards is set to produce a very stiff competition among some of Nigeria’s top music artistes, as Wizkid, Tekno, Davido and Mr. Eazi have been nominated in the ‘Best International Act: Africa’ category.

This year’s nomination is a debut for Tekno and Mr. Eazi, while Wizkid and Davido have now been nominated in the category twice in a row.

Last year, Wizkid and Yemi Alade were nominated for the same category, but lost the award to South African singer, Black Coffee.

Other African artistes vying to take home the award are AKA (South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa) and Nasty C (South Africa).

On the global front, the ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ category has Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna slugging it out for the big award.

Beyonce is also nominated in the ‘Album of the Year’ category alongside her sister Solange, J. Cole, Bruno Mars and Chance The Rapper.

This year’s award is slated to hold on June 25 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

See full list below.

Best International Act: Africa
AKA (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Tekno (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Mary J. Blige



Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz


Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd


Best Collaboration
Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
Chance The Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – No Problem
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – Party
DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce & Jay Z – Shining
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles


Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar


Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.


Video of the Year
Beyonce – Sorry
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee
Solange – Cranes in the Sky


Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – CRZY by Kehlani
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
Director X – Like I Would by Zayn Malik
Hype Williams – Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner by Tyga
Kahlil Joseph & Beyonce – Sorry by Beyonce


Best New Artist
21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Young M.A.

Chance the Rapper


Album of the Year
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat At The Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
Lemonade – Beyonce


Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winans – Never Have To Be Alone
Fantasia ft. Tye Tribbett – I Made It
Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann – My World Needs You
Lecrae – Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)
Tamela Mann – God Provides


Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monae
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis


Best Actor
Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Mahershala Ali. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images


YoungStars Award
Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Masari Martin
Yara Shahidi


Best Movie
Get Out
Hidden Figures
The Birth Of A Nation


Sportswoman of the Year Award
Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams


Sportsman of the Year Award
Cam Newton
LeBron James
Odell Beckham jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry


Centric Award
Fantasia – Sleeping With The One I Love
Kehlani – Distraction
Mary J. Blige – Thick Of It
Solange – Cranes In The Sky
SYD – All About Me
Yuna – Crush ft. Usher


Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Beyonce – Sorry
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Drake – Fake Love
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – Starboy


Best International Act: Europe
Booba (France)
MHD (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sande (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK)


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